Grande Absente - Absinthe Refined
Grande Absente will awaken your thirst for forbidden flavors as you perform the legendary ritual: gently pour iced water over a sugar cube perched on an absinthe spoon atop a glass.
Watch as the absinthe clouds in the glass and assumes its broody iridescent hue... Then, even before taking your first sip, breathe in the aromas and fragrances of aniseed, mint and spices that accompany the essence of the absinthe plant.
Ready to drink, Absente can be enjoyed without the addition of sugar. With an alcohol content of 55% and 10mg of Thujone, it is the first Absinthe authorized.
The armoise (Artemisia Vulgaris) infusion gives Absente its structure. The alcoholate and essences add subtle flavors of anise, mint and spices, giving Absente its balance, elegance, freshness and surprising length of flavor.
For drinking Absente there are no rules (or very few). You can pour the Absente onto crushed ice or ice cubes. If you like strong drinks, then you can drink it neat. If you prefer it slightly bitter and less sweet, simply add fresh water to your Absente.
Those nostalgic for the past can practice the ritual of bygone days by placing a sugar cube onto an absinthe spoon placed on the rim of the glass and slowly pour in the water until it melts the sugar and turns the Absente an opalescent green.
Absente can also be flambéed and added to cocktails.
1 oz Absinthe Ordinaire
1 ½ oz rye whiskey
3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
Add crushed ice to an old-fashioned glass and set aside.
Stir ingredients with ice and set aside.
Discard ice from old fashioned glass, then strain the cocktail ingredients into it.
Fresh ice can be used, or it can be served up.
Garnish with a citrus peel.
½ oz Absente Absinthe Refined
1 oz mezcal
½ oz orange liqueur
1 oz horchata syrup
1 oz lemon juice
2 dashes orange bitters
Shake with ice, strain and serve up in a coupe glass.
Garnish with an orange twist.